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Delivering Performance in Food Supply Chains by G Stevens, C Mena

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Reducing product losses in the food supply chain

P.A. Chapman,     University of Oxford, UK

Abstract:

Shrinkage, the loss of products from the supply chain, warrants senior management, and in some cases government, attention by virtue of the scale of losses that can occur along a supply chain. Shrinkage is also a topic that should be of interest to supply chain and operations management professionals as it serves as an indicator of supply chain dysfunction, which means it is prudent to track performance and act to address the underlying causes even when the scale or value of direct losses does not appear at first glance to support such an investment. In order to introduce shrinkage and outline approaches to tackling it, this chapter sets ...

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